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Collettsville, North Carolina

The House of Mugs

A cabin completely covered in coffee mugs, where visitors are welcome to leave one of their own—if they can find an empty nail.
Corolla, North Carolina

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Beautiful Gothic-inspired lighthouse stands out among the run-of-the-mill striped fare on Bodies Island.
Nags Head, North Carolina

Jockey's Ridge

This shifting North Carolina sand dune is an odd little desert surrounded by oceanic forest life.
Manteo, North Carolina

Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island

The lesser-known lost colony of Roanoke was a safe haven for formerly enslaved people during the Civil War.
Frisco, North Carolina

Outer Banks Futuro House

The only known Futuro house in North Carolina sits along a stretch of desolate highway on the Outer Banks.  .
Ketrzyn, Poland

The Wolf's Lair

This Nazi ruin was the site where Hitler was almost blown up by a suitcase bomb.
Pudong Xinqu, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Malbork, Poland

Malbork Castle

This 13th century Gothic brick castle is the largest in the world by surface area.
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

After the famous composer died in Paris, his sister snuck his heart out of the country to honor his wish that it be buried in their native country.
Warsaw, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus Monument

The giant statue and its model solar system honor the native Pole who declared that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Dragon's Den

This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in European history.
Landskrona, Sweden

Hven

This Scandinavian island is the site of the first modern observatory.
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank Telescope

The world's largest fully steerable radio telescope.
Green Bank, West Virginia

Green Bank: A Town for 'Wi-Fi Refugees'

This rural community has attracted both scientists and techno-refugees due to its federally-mandated lack of technology.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Morgantown PRT

This university transit system is a 1970's vision of the future.
Boone, North Carolina

Junaluska

One of the oldest Black communities in western North Carolina and one of the largest Black Mennonite congregations in the country.
Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Land of Oz Theme Park

A former Oz-themed attraction that has fallen into disrepair, but still holds some of the original magic.
Sylva, North Carolina

Plane Crash at Waterrock Knob

Hidden amid a collection of trails is the site of a tragic crash.
Mt Nebo, West Virginia

Summersville Lake Lighthouse

A lighthouse on this West Virginia lake started as a joke, then the forces of nature helped make it a reality.
New Haven, Connecticut

East Rock Park

Panoramic views of the city of New Haven and the Long Island Sound, with a side of history.
Hillsborough, North Carolina

Historic Occaneechee Speedway

One of the few surviving original NASCAR dirt-track speedways.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Point Pleasant Battlefield Memorial

The site of the one and only battle of Lord Dunmore's War.